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Habitat, Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week in Savannah

  • From left: Harold Tessendorf, executive director of the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, local Lowes representatives Ed Durham and Tondra Thomas and Savannah Alderwoman Carolyn Bell take part in Tuesday’s media event highlighting National Women Build week in Savannah. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)
 
Lowe’s Heroes is among more than 75 volunteers to join Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity to build decent and affordable housing as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week in Savannah.
 
This week, interior and exterior work is happening on the Hendrix family home, 638 W. 40th St. in Savannah. Construction hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Saturday.
 
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight homeownership challenges. Women are invited to devote at least one day to help families build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
 
This year, more than 17,000 women including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers from across the country, are expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.
 
Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers to more than 300 Habitat locations hosting National Women Build Week activities this year.
 
Aldermen Van Johnson, John Hall, Estella Shabazz and Carolyn Bell took part in a ceremony Tuesday along with Lowe’s representatives, CEHFH board of directors, Habitat homeowners, volunteers and CEHFH Executive Director Harold Tessendorf.

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